Marilyn Manson to Guest Star on ‘Salem’ Season 3

Rock star also helped create show’s opening title sequence

Marilyn Manson will join the third season of WGN America’s “Salem” in a guest starring role, TheWrap has learned.

Manson will portray Thomas Dinley, a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up.

The four-time Grammy nominee is no stranger to the cable network’s first scripted original, having previously collaborated with “Salem’s” composer Tyler Bates on the show’s opening title sequence with the track, “Cupid Carries a Gun.”

Manson has also had a number of acting roles in his career. Recently, he played the leader of a neo-Nazi prison gang in the final season of “Sons of Anarchy.” He also played himself in several episodes of Showtime’s “Californication.”

Salem’s” third season dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.

And there’s only one person on earth who can beat the devil: the very witch that birthed him, his mother, Mary Sibley. The only problem is–she’s dead. Or is she?

“Salem” stars Janet Montgomery, as Mary Sibley, Shane West as Captain John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale, Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis, Iddo Goldberg as Isaac Walton, Joe Doyle as Baron Sebastian Marburg and Oliver Bell  as Mary’s son.

Created and written by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, “Salem” is executive-produced by Braga, Simon, Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.